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55 min ago | ThinkProgress

One Simple Solution To Make Sure Colleges Start Taking Rape Seriously

Colleges across the country continue to come under fire for mishandling cases of sexual violence on campus.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News

55 min ago | ThinkProgress

To Escape Poverty, Hundreds Vie To Become Executioners In India

With no one willing to kill its 16 death row inmates, the southern Indian state of Kerala has decided to offer 400 times more money to whoever wants to become the state's newest executioner.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Fourth Circuit Rules Against Virginia's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Monday that Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, upholding a lower-court ruling from February.

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Related Topix: US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

2 hrs ago | Balloon Juice

How Is This Not Manslaughter?

Katherine Hoover, from New Port Richey, Fla., was visiting a friend in Brooksville, Fla.

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Related Topix: National Rifle Association (NRA), Outdoor Recreation, US News

3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

DEADLINE Wednesday to sign the petition: Don't let Exxon kill whales and otters

I never get tired of watching humpback whales breach the ocean and leap through the air.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

4 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

How The Alaska Supreme Court Is Circumventing The State's Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

On Friday, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled unanimously that same-sex couples are eligible for survivor benefits - specifically workers' compensation.

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Related Topix: US News

5 hrs ago | Truthdig

Gaza: Why a 'Cease-Fire' Is Not Enough

When ordinary countries fight wars they have war aims. In World War II, the U.S. wanted to defeat Germany militarily, but then to help it return to democracy and to economic health.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

5 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

The Inside Story Of How A Christian Woman Sentenced To Death In Sudan Came Out Alive

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli In May, Meriam Ibrahim Ishaq was told that she would die for her beliefs.

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Related Topix: Prison, Pope Benedict XVI, US News

5 hrs ago | Democracy Now

Professor Ilan Pappe: Israel Has Chosen To Be A 'Racist Apartheid State' With U.S. Support

Ilan PappA© , Professor of History and the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.

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Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Fast Food Workers Will Now Use Civil Disobedience In Their Fight For Higher Wages

At a convention of more than 1,300 fast food workers in Illinois this weekend, attendees voted to start including acts of civil disobedience , such as sit-down strikes and restaurant occupations, in their campaign for higher wages and the ability to form a union.

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Related Topix: Life, Fast Food, Food, US News

6 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Libya Is Literally On Fire

A massive oil complex in Libya was set ablaze this weekend due to a stray missile, with the resulting fire quickly raging out of control.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Fire, Libya, Boat Disaster, US News

8 hrs ago | Crooks and Liars

Bill Maher Shoots Down Matt Kibbe's Fairy Tale On Democrats And Upward Mobility

Bill Maher did a very nice job of pushing back at the talking point that Democrats don't really care about upward mobility because they "don't believe we're a country where anybody can get rich."

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution

Volunteers help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during an October 2010 demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington.

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Related Topix: US National Parks, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, US Supreme Court, US News

13 hrs ago | Juan Cole

Natural Gas isn't the Global Warming Solution: It Endangers the Earth

Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Activism, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Burnt Orange Report

In Abortion Messaging Bootcamps, Conservatives Learn Not to Talk About Rape

Republicans have a problem when it comes to female voters. Not only did they lose the presidential election in 2012 in large part because of a voting gender gap, but an April ABC/Washington Post poll found that Democrats have a 30 point advantage when it comes to issues that particularly pertain to women.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, Marilyn Musgrave, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Daily Kos

Same-Sex Marriage Celebration in Indiana

My cousin Alexa Lemley, on the right in the picture, and her longtime life and business partner Samantha Aulick just got married.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Columbus, IN, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Crooks and Liars

Fox Pundits Very Upset Democrats Have Teachers Going Door To Door For 2014 Midterms

The talking heads on Fox's Bulls & Bears are very upset that there are teachers they can't demonize as evil union thugs going door to door for the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News

Crooks and Liars

George Will Shocks Fox News Panel: Tell Child Refugees 'Welcome To America'

Fox News contributor George Will shocked his fellow panelists on Sunday by asserting that the United States should not deport child refugees who were fleeing violence in Central America.

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Related Topix: US News

Crooks and Liars

"Representative Beefcake" Resigns Amid Double-Voter Registration Scandal

SEATTLE : The director of elections in Seattle's King County has found a mistake that could swing Washington state's close governor's race to the Demo What does is it say about John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin when David freaking Brooks of all people is saying this kind of stuff about her? Wow.

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Related Topix: US News

Juan Cole

In Palestine, R2P isn't Dead; It was never on the Table

My response to students' queries on the matter of Responsibility to Protect has generally been that the whole narrative is a bit of a distraction: R2P merely repackages a principle that already existed, namely that states have a moral - and kind of legal - obligation to act in the face of genocide and widespread human rights abuses.

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Related Topix: Activism, Israel, Middle East, World News, US News

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